05/13/2009: "Islanders Bank is looking for the next Relay Idol!"
Wednesday, May 13th and 20th, Starts at 09:30 PM
“Relay Idol” is a fundraiser put on by Islanders Bank. Proceeds go to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Friday Harbor. American Cancer Society raises money to improve education, early detection and treatment.
The idea of “Relay Idol” is patterned after “American Idol.” There are three evenings for auditions. Auditions start at 9:30pm on Wednesday May 13th, and 20th at Herb’s. There is a $5 registration fee per audition. Each performance will be judged.
The top three performances from each evening will come back for “Relay Idol” finals. Finals are Saturday May 30th at 6pm. If a contestant does not make it into the top three one week then they are welcome to come back the next week to audition.
Like American Idol, the Relay Idol is determined by audience participation. On the Finals night contestants will perform two songs. During the second performance is the time for the audience to cast their votes. Votes are cast by placing cash donations into the performer’s donation bucket.
The contestant that collects the most cash during their performance will be crowned RELAY IDOL. Relay Idol 2009 will also sing the National Anthem at the Relay For Life Event on Saturday July 25th and collect $200. Second place will receive $150 and third place will receive $100.